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Leica M10-R
Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

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Leica 28/1.4 Flare (Leica M10-R, Dec 2020)

Leica M10-R. No filter was used and the lens hood was used.

This page looks at the various flare issues with the Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH, including veiling flare, ghosting flare, and arc flare.

A comparison is included for shading or not shading the front lens element.

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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q, Leica SL.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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f8 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 100; 2020-12-24 15:33:09
LEICA M10-R + Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 4200 ft / 1280 m, 52°F / 11°C
RAW: +15 Clarity

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